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  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Certified Clean Cannabis

    Key Discussion Points:
    MOFGA Certified Clean Cannabis (MC3) trial
    Creation of standards
    Future goals of trial program

    Guests:
    John Krueger, MOFGA Board member, Northport, ME
    Dawson Julia, East Coast CBDs, Unity, ME (www.eastcoastcbds.com)
    Erica Haywood, Love grown Caregiver Services, Farmington, ME (www.facebook.com/lovegrowncaregivers)

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  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine
    Program Topic: Maine Food Strategy

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Maine Food Strategy framework
    b) Maine food policy
    c) Maine fisheries

    Guests:
    Tanya Swain, Project Director, Maine Food Strategy
    Erica Emery, Rustic Roots Farm
    Briana Warner, Economic Development Director, Island Institute

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  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine
    Program Topic: Pasture Management and Grazing

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Fundamentals of pasture management
    b) Grazing habits of various livestock
    c) Soil fertility management

    Guests:
    Diane Schivera, Organic Livestock Specialist, MOFGA
    Rick Kersbergen, Extension Professor, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Sustainable Dairy and Forage Systems

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  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Homesteading in Maine

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Philosophy behind homesteading
    b) Building skills in resiliency
    c) Building sustainable communities

    Guests:
    Jason Tessier, Tessiers Farm, Skowhegan, ME
    Elizabeth Siegal, Heritage Home Farm, Appleton, ME
    Kathy Gaskin, homesteader, Morrill, ME

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  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Soil Management in Organic Farming Systems

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Basics of soil structure and composition
    b) Chemical and biological characteristics of soil
    c) Building and maintaining soil fertility

    Guests:
    Eric Sideman, MOFGA
    Bruce Hoskins, Maine Soil Testing Service
    Nicolas Lindholm, Hackmatack Farm and Blue Hill Berry Co., Penobscot, ME
    Paul Volckhausen, Happy Town Farm, Orland, ME

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  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Farm to Institution

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Farm to institution movement in New England
    b) Institutional success stories
    c) Challenges of getting more local food into institutions

    Guests:
    Riley Neugebauer, Farm to Institution New England
    Simca Horwitz, Massachusetts Farm to School

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  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Keynote Address, 2015 Farmer-to-Farmer Conference, recorded 11/8/15 at Point Lookout, Northport, Maine

    Key Discussion Points:
    History of Butterworks Farm, Westfield, VT
    Changes in organic farming over past 40 years

    Guests:
    Jack Lazor, Butterworks Farm, Westfield, VT
    Ann Lazor, Butterworks Farm, Westfield, VT

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  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Maine Heritage Apples

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) History of Maine heritage apples
    b) Efforts to cultivate and conserve heritage apple varieties
    c) Basics of fruit exploration

    Guests:
    John Bunker, Fedco Trees
    Todd-Little Siebold, College of the Atlantic

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